Earthquake jolts reported in part of Pakistan

Earthquake jolts reported in part of Pakistan

Balochistan’s district Harnai and surroundings on Sunday experienced another set of aftershocks as affectees waited for the government’s aid even after the passage of three days since a deadly earthquake hit the province.

A strong earthquake in different parts of Balochistan early Thursday morning killed at least 20 people and injured more than 300 others, while aftershocks were felt in different areas soon after the quake.

After today's aftershocks, the district administration has directed the closure of all public and private educational institutions for two more weeks.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced aid of Rs12,000 for each of the affected families.

The grant will be released within the next 10 days, he said.